Fourth of July Fireworks

June 29, 2012

My super talented bento blogger friends are hopping again! Today we are getting a head start on July 4th with a Patriotic Bento Blog Hop. Make sure you click the button at the end of the post to see Cristi’s cute creation celebrating Canada. Sounds fun, eh?

Cora’s cheese sandwich is a fireworks display decorated with cheese and fruit leather. The vegan marshmallow clouds are holding adorable pinwheel cupcake picks. They really spin, Cora is going to LOVE them! I probably should have saved them for her birthday lunch next week, but I couldn’t resist!

The patriotic lunch is finished with a vanilla coconut yogurt flag (decorated with blueberries and raspberries) and pineapple and watermelon stars. I put a cling wrap layer on top of the yogurt to keep it from spilling. This lunch is pretty light on complex grains, but she eats a ton of crackers and pretzels at snack time, so I’m not worried. Now veggies is a whole ‘nother story. At least we manage to slip carrot juice and spinach into her morning smoothies!

Don’t forget to hop!

To make this lunch I used:


Funky Bird Lunch

March 16, 2012

Cora made a funky bird from a paper and sticker project and she loved it so much she glued it to the door of her room when I wasn’t looking. I thought it would be fun to make a similar sandwich. The tail is a fan that is meant to go perpendicular to the bird but that didn’t photograph well so I turned it for the picture

Cheese bird sandwich with cheese and fruit leather features

Carrot nest with cucumber birdie, cucumber nest for bird picks and dressing squeezie bottle with ranch dressing

I finished the lunch with cheese curl worms, fruit leather letters, raspberries and strawberry hearts

Cora inspired this lunch just in time for the Bento Blog Network Bento of the Week theme, birds. Check it out, there are always some really cute lunches linked up! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite starting Tuesday!

Bento Blog Network

To make this lunch I used:

Japanese Bento Decoration Ham Cheese Cutter Set 9pcs Animal
Japanese Bento Accessory Food Pick Duck Family 3D food picks 10 pcs
Japanese Bento Decoration Ham Cheese Cutter Set 9pcs Flower